Swat is a fly repellant ointment, comes in a little tub. Dover Saddlery just happens to be the only nearby tack store - about 15 minutes from my office. Sadly, it's only English tack.
Cash is always somewhat tenderfooted on gravel/rocks, but he is really sore for several days after every trim. He can walk fine on grass, but lame on hard surfaces - front more so than hind His farrier trims/shoes about 20 other horses at my barn and no one else gets sore.
Maybe Cash just has low soles? Some horses have good cupped soles, others are lower on the inside and that doesn't mean anything is wrong with him. Maybe he can leave the soles alone next time and see where that gets you? Some farriers trim every hoof as if they are going to put a shoe on it (makes it very flat) even if they aren't going to - just a thought? Don't know if that helps - something to look at to see if that is what's happening.
TG, I'm so sorry about about your chickens - what is an LGD? How come I don't know what that stands for - I wish I had breeds here you wanted and I'd give you as many fertile eggs as you could stand to incubate.
EMS, did hubby make it in? Or what's his ETA?